LSBU Support article - Information for staff
Experiencing or witnessing abuse or hearing a disclosure from someone can be distressing. It is important that you look after yourself and get the support you need. We have listed various means of support that you may find helpful.
Contact the Employee Assistance Program on 0800 028 0199 for confidential, non-judgemental, free advice and support, 24 hours a day.
Visit our Bullying and Harassment Support site: For more information and internal support.
Take time to look after yourself: This looks different for different people, but you may find the ideas within this article helpful.
Speak to your line manager: You may find a Wellness Action Plan a beneficial way to facilitate on-going, supportive conversations between you and your manager.
Download the My Healthy Advantage: Our comprehensive health and wellbeing app
We recognise that you may require some specialised support services. Listed below are some external specialist support services that you may find useful:
- The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network: The UK’s largest independent organisation to specialise in working psychologically, informed by an understanding of intersectionality, with people who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean. More information can be found here.
- London Friend: Established in 1972 London Friend is the UK’s oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans charity. Offering counselling services and general wellbeing support to members of the LGBTQ+ community. More information can be found here.
- Scope: Scope is a disability equality charity and offers various means of support including an online community, a telephone helpline and family services support. You can find out more information here.
- Safeline: Safeline is an organisation that offers support services to those who have experienced sexual violence. This includes counselling and therapy and advocacy for women, men and children who have experienced sexual violence. More information can be found here.
- Carers’ Hub Lambeth: A local support hub for carers offering one to one support services and action planning. For more information, click here. For support services further afield, click here to find a support service local to you via The Carers Trust.
You may also benefit from some of these organisations below. These include a range of support services and online resources:
- Mind: A Mental health charity specialising in information, support and advice including mental health support at work.
- ACAS: The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service gives free, impartial advice on workplace related issues.
- Citizens Advice: Citizens Advice offers a range of articles giving advice on aspects such as work and family.